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The Era of IoT: Opportunities for Privacy and Security Providers

Parks Associates
May 04, 2015

The Internet of Things (IoT) growth in broadband households opens up opportunities for companies to sell products and services.

Parks Associates explain how the Internet of Things provides opportunities for privacy and security providers.

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Meet the 2015 Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Judges

CEDIA
May 04, 2015

CEDIA awards logo 2015For the first time, CEDIA is proud to announce the judges for the 2015 Electronic Lifestyles® Awards competition. Meet the panel that will judge the home technology professional categories in this year’s competition.

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Add Clarity to Your Documentation With New Architectural Drawing Symbols

CEDIA
Apr 27, 2015

ANSI Standard J-STD-710 Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing SymbolsIn design documentation, clarity and accuracy equal time and money. When consistency is critical, industry standards become essential.

A new standard for a common set of blueprint icons for electronic systems design promises to lay the foundation for this much-needed clarity and consistency.

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Participate in CEDIA Benchmarking Survey by May 15 for Exclusive Benefits

CEDIA
Apr 27, 2015

BenchmarkingWhat would you be willing to pay for a customized report that shows how your company is performing compared to the competition?

In exchange for as little as 30 minutes of your time, you can access this report free of charge by participating in CEDIA’s annual Benchmarking Survey.

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Wanted: Candid Conversations About Your Business Issues

CEDIA
Apr 27, 2015

marketing successYou asked, and CEDIA listened.

In a recent CEDIA survey, more than 80% of respondents expressed interest in a peer groups program for home technology professionals (integrators) to share best practices and industry insights both virtually and in-person.

Enter CEDIA Groups, the newest CEDIA program devoted to bringing you closer to the solutions your business needs.

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Employee Productivity Tracking Part 1: The Importance of Tracking

CEDIA
Apr 20, 2015

Productivity MeterProductivity tracking doesn't mean watching employees to make sure they are behaving. It means working with them to keep efforts at a high level and establish goals for improvement.

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Who Should Receive CEDIA’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award?

CEDIA
Apr 20, 2015

CEDIA Awards 2015The honors have gone to innovators, inventors, leaders, instructors, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and more. Whose name is missing from the list?

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How They Did It: Personalized Luxury

CEDIA
Apr 20, 2015

Personalized Luxury TheaterThis 12,000-sq.-ft. luxury residence features intuitive control over the home’s AV system, with a stellar custom home theater as its centerpiece.

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CEDIA Remembers Lutron Founder Joel Spira

CEDIA
Apr 13, 2015

Joel SpiraCEDIA is saddened by the passing of Joel Spira and remembers the innovation and passion that he brought not only to his company but to the industry as a whole.

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VIDEO: Running a Business Isn’t Rocket Science. Or Is It?

Mitchell Klein
Apr 13, 2015

maniscalco video stillCEDIA’s Business Xchange, taking place in Houston, TX, will help you work on your business and gain experiential knowledge.

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Does Virtual Reality have an Invitation into the Customers' Home?

CEDIA
Apr 10, 2015

CEDIA veteran volunteer Rich Green gives insight into what the future of virtual reality means for the home technology industry.
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How They Did It: Digital Foresight

CEDIA
Apr 06, 2015


This client required that the nine year-old analog system be upgraded to the digital era. They wanted a system that allowed them to more easily interact with the home, especially while entertaining guests.
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What is it Worth to You?

Andrea Miller
Apr 06, 2015

Your CEDIA membership is only worth what you put into it. If you pay a membership fee every year and don’t take advantage of the opportunities that come with CEDIA membership, you’re not getting everything that’s available to you. Let us fill you in on just a few of the benefits of renewing your CEDIA membership.
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VIDEO: Could 3 Days Change Your Business Forever?

Mike Maniscalco
Apr 03, 2015

maniscalco video stillFind out how CEDIA’s Business Xchange can help you discover the small ideas that will make a big impact on your business.

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How Detailed Should Your Chart of Accounts Be?

CEDIA
Mar 30, 2015

When managing a home technology business, it is important to make sure your chart of accounts is up to par on detail.

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How They Did It: Subtle High Society

CEDIA
Mar 30, 2015

This client had previous experience with control systems and was discerning in the manner in which he wanted to control his media and integrated systems. After the elements of the project were agreed upon, the expectation was that there would be no departure from the design elements.

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In a Changing Market, What Will Be Your Competitive Advantage?

CEDIA
Mar 30, 2015

Client consultationInnovation. Convergence. Competition. DIY. In the face of these and other challenges, what will be your company’s competitive advantage? The answer is one that looks simple but is by no means easy to achieve: organizational health.

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Cost Estimating: Bottom-Up vs. Top-Down

CEDIA
Mar 23, 2015

estimating calculator spreadsheetGenerating revenue is the light at the end of the project's tunnel, but one of the first steps toward profit is accurate estimating.
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How They Did It: Gaming Retreat

CEDIA
Mar 23, 2015

MR Silver 2014This client’s objective was to turn their basement into a gaming haven/sports retreat for their three boys.

Encore Custom Audio Video completed a full gut-and-remodel job on the 800-sq.-ft. space to create a common entertainment zone with a divider between the two viewing areas.

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What the Heck is an “Un”Conference? The CEDIA Xchange Story

Heather L. Sidorowicz
Mar 19, 2015

“Un”conference.

I know what you are thinking, “What on earth is an 'un'conference?”

In its simplest terms, an “un”conference is a participant-driven meeting – an open-space conference in which the agenda is created and maintained by the attendees.

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